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President Luis Abinader continued to recommend that parents send their children to school during the present spread of the Omicron variant. He insisted studies show the schools are the safest places for children.

Meanwhile, the Public School Teachers Association president, Eduardo Hidalgo, is against public school teachers returning to classes. He says 80% of teachers were affected by the virus during Christmas. At the time, schools were closed. The announcement has kept a majority of public school teachers out of the public schools that reopened on 11 January 2022 with low attendance of teachers and students.

Meanwhile, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the Dominican Republic issued a statement stressing that schools should be the last to close and the first to open during lockdown periods. The press release said there is growing evidence on the negative...

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